Keep up-to-date with the latest news from us and our farmers.

Reproductive performance on the up and up

The highest 6-week in-calf rate and lowest not-in-calf rate on record for NZ herds was reported by LIC in April 2024. This is excellent news for farmers, as herds are more favourably placed for ongoing reproductive success next season, with cows calving earlier, more early season days-in-milk and greater opportunity to improve herd quality through culling options this autumn.

The LIC experience

In June 2023, seven Chilean dairy farmers travelled to New Zealand for a bespoke farm tour. The objective? To discover what makes New Zealand dairy farmers some of the most productive, profitable and resilient dairy farmers in the world.

The Rogers on their New Zealand dairy farm in Taupiri, Waikato

On the fast track

A programme of consistent genetic gain, recording accuracy, and calf quality is the key to success on the Rogers’ Taupiri Farm in Waikato, New Zealand.

Australian dariy farmer Simon Scott has never strayed from LIC genetics

During reinvention, some things never change

During a time of huge change and reinvention on Simon Scott’s farm in south-west Victoria, Australia, one thing has remained steady – Simon has never strayed from LIC genetics.

There’s no ‘I’ in team

LIC Herd Improvement Analyst Jayden Calder discusses the benefit of genomics when making breeding selections and the role of bull teams to help fulfil herd improvement goals.

SLICK cows at LIC's Innovation Farm

SLICK – developing heat tolerant dairy animals

With climate change now accepted as part of the Earth’s future, heat stress on farms is a factor that is garnering increasing interest and awareness within the dairy industry worldwide.

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